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From Weather Forecasting to Climate Change, NASA’s AIRS Builds a Legacy – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet – NASA Climate Change

[embedded content] NASA’s AIRS instrument tracked a record-breaking heat wave as it intensified in the Pacific Northwest last June. AIRS remains a vital resource for weather forecasting, and 20 years after launch it has also become a resource for understanding…

From Weather Forecasting to Climate Change, NASA’s AIRS Builds a Legacy – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On April 13, a blizzard dropped 4 feet of snow on Minot, North Dakota, as a drought-fueled wildfire burned in Ruidoso, New Mexico, and severe storms spawned eight tornadoes in Kentucky. NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) helped weather forecasters predict…

Fact Check: Are New Mexico Wildfires Starting Earlier From Climate Change?

A recent Yahoo News story claims wildfires in New Mexico are starting earlier because of climate change. This is false. Although New Mexico’s wildfire season typically reaches its peak in May and June, wildfires in April, and even March, are…

Why Climate Change Makes It Harder to Fight Fire With Fire – The New York Times

“As the wildfire seasons get longer, those folks are gone for longer,” said Dan Porter, the forest program director in California at The Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit. “When they come back, we may say, ‘Hey, would you like to…

Polluters are using forests as ‘carbon offsets.’ Climate change has other plans. – National Geographic

On July 6, 2021, lightning ignited a fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest of southern Oregon, in an area packed with dead trees from a mountain pine-beetle outbreak. Fueled by drought, the Bootleg fire exploded, at one point consuming 1,000…

Alex Veilleux: Utah’s emergency drought declaration is an emergency climate declaration – Salt Lake Tribune

Last week Gov. Spencer Cox declared a state of emergency over the drought conditions in the state of Utah. It is important that the governor’s office is recognizing the dire outlook for water this upcoming summer, but we need to…

Wildfires in these forests could release a stunning amount of planet-warming gases, scientists say – kuna noticias y kuna radio

By Rachel Ramirez, CNN Wildfires in the vast and pristine forests of Canada, Europe and the far Northern US could release an enormous amount of planet-warming emissions between now and 2050, putting the world’s climate goals in peril, scientists reported…

Climate change will transform how we live, but these tech and policy experts see reason for optimism – The Conversation

It’s easy to feel pessimistic when scientists around the world are warning that climate change has advanced so far, it’s now inevitable that societies will either transform themselves or be transformed. But as two of the authors of a recent…

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